Temple IB Diploma Programme
Temple High School became an IB authorized school in 1992 and is currently one of 48 IB authorized high schools in Texas. Created in 1968, the International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Program is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations and is recognized by elite universities around the world. The IB Diploma Program is designed for highly motivated secondary school students and is currently found in over 1788 schools in more than 131 nations worldwide. The program is based on the pattern of no single country, but incorporates the best of several. Over the last several years, the IB Diploma Program has become the program of choice for high schools in the United States seeking to offer a world class college preparatory curriculum.
The Unique Nature of IB
There are many college preparatory programs available, and most do a good job of preparing students for university, so many ask “What makes IB different from other college prep programs?” It starts with the philosophy, that knowledge is not static, that bodies of knowledge are constantly shifting, and that a person should engage with that knowledge rather than passively absorb it. IB is not simply about acquiring a body of information; it is about how to think. The knowledge acquired comes from a more cosmopolitan, global perspective rather than a more localized one. The IB diploma is also a program that by its very nature creates a unique fraternity of students.Two umbrella documents encapsulate the philosophy and benefits of IB. The first is the IB Learner Profile, a list of qualities for which all IB students should strive. The second is the more tangible 10 reasons why the IB diploma is ideal preparation for university. Please take a moment to read the documents below.